Annually, nearly 2 million people in the U.S. become infected with bacteria that antibiotics can’t treat. Antimicrobial stewardship protects patients and reduces health care costs.
Violence in the health care setting is on the rise. Here is how The Joint Commission and health care organizations are addressing it.
Many states are strengthening regulations around medication compounding. A new Joint Commission certification for compounding pharmacies is intended to support compliance.
The Joint Commission debuts refreshed Speak Up™ program to educate and empower patients
Joint Commission cracks down on hand hygiene (subscription may be required)
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Reducing Health Care Provider Stress and Burnout to Improve Satisfaction and Patient Care
Reducing health care provider stress and burnout to improve satisfaction and patient care is the focus of two new articles in the May 2018 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. The articles examine the use of medical scribes to improve provider work life and the development of a Resiliency Center to coordinate faculty and staff wellness initiatives.
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